With the community gathered, Kate made her commitment as an IHM Associate on April 30, 2017 at the IHM Motherhouse. Her covenant expresses her deep desire to live the values of the Gospel through conscious association and participation in the Life and Mission of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for 5 years.
In turn, the IHMs affirmed Kate’s commitment as an Associate in prayer, community and ministry.
“We accept and rejoice in your commitment. We join with you in loving support and pray that our association will challenge each of us to a deeper living of Christian community and Gospel Service in the spirit and charism of the IHM tradition. We pledge to share with you the support and strength that come from affiliation with a community, to receive you with warm hospitality and to open our lives to the transforming value of your friendship.”
Congratulations Kate and blessings as the Holy Spirit continues to invite you to live out your baptismal commitment in new ways.